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Blockchain for Enterprise

By : Narayan Prusty
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Blockchain for Enterprise

By: Narayan Prusty

Overview of this book

The increasing growth in blockchain use is enormous, and it is changing the way business is done. Many leading organizations are already exploring the potential of blockchain. With this book, you will learn to build end-to-end enterprise-level decentralized applications and scale them across your organization to meet your company's needs. This book will help you understand what DApps are and how the blockchain ecosystem works, via real-world examples. This extensive end-to-end book covers every blockchain aspect for business and for developers. You will master process flows and incorporate them into your own enterprise. You will learn how to use J.P. Morgan’s Quorum to build blockchain-based applications. You will also learn how to write applications that can help communicate enterprise blockchain solutions. You will learn how to write smart contracts that run without censorship and third-party interference. Once you've grasped what a blockchain is and have learned about Quorum, you will jump into building real-world practical blockchain applications for sectors such as payment and money transfer, healthcare, cloud computing, supply chain management, and much more.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
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Chapter 1. What are Decentralized Applications?

Since the beginning of internet, all internet-based applications that have been developed have been based on client-server architecture, where there is a centralized server that forms the backend of the application and controls the complete application. These applications often end up with issues such as having a single point of failure, failure to prevent net censorship, lack of transparency, users not trusting their data, activity and identity privacy, and so on. This centralized architecture even made it impossible to build certain kinds of applications. For example, you cannot build a digital currency using this architecture. Due to these issues, a new kind of architecture emerged called Decentralized Applications (DApps). In this chapter, we will learn about DApps.

In this chapter, we'll cover the following topics:

  • What are DApps?
  • What is the difference between decentralized, centralized, and distributed applications?
  • What is a blockchain?
  • What is the difference between public and permissioned DApps?
  • Examples of some of the popular consortium DApps, and how they work
  • What are the various popular platforms on which to build enterprise DApps?